When the Royal Institute of British Architects recently commissioned a far-reaching report into Britain’s housing needs for the 21st century, few people expected that the findings would have implications for the UK self-storage industry. The results show that not only do people buying new-build homes fail to consider storage needs carefully, but neither do developers – modern houses just don’t have enough storage space!
What Homebuyers Have to Say
Homeowners were asked what kind of storage they needed in their new homes, and whether they had enough space for their needs. While many of the answers were uncontentious, there were a few surprises:
As expected, everyone reported that they needed adequate storage space for both short-term and long-term needs, and most people said that loft space would be the most convenient place to store rarely used or seasonal possessions, including holiday clothing, Christmas decorations and travel gear.
What surprised researchers was the number of people who said that they didn’t have enough room for even short-term storage, and that long-term storage provision was almost non-existent in all but the largest new-build homes. One person commented “I don’t even have anywhere to put my towels.”
The conclusion? Older houses have much greater potential for storing family possessions, either temporarily or long-term. Several people commented that new homes should be better designed with the real-life needs of homeowners in mind.
How Can Self Storage Help?
If you’re in the awkward position of having a home cluttered with “stuff” that you hardly use, self-storage may be the answer to your problems. For many householders, self-storage is the ideal solution, and removes any worries you may have about space. Not only that, but you get flexibility and convenience at modest cost.
RSS offers practical, affordable storage facilities for short-term or long-term use, and we allow you to upsize or downsize at short notice as your needs change. If you simply want to somewhere to put a car-load of clothes, holiday gear, leisure equipment or garden toys, just try us for size.
All our units offer seven-day access during normal opening hours, and there are only a few sensible restrictions on the type of goods you can store You can drive right up to your unit for easy loading and unloading – we accommodate cars and vans – and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by our pricing.
I Want to Know More …
If your home is bursting at the seams and you don’t have enough space to store your stiff, call us to find out more about our low-cost storage units in Reading. Become one of our many satisfied customers, and we’ll make sure that your home doesn’t become a dumping ground for your family’s cast-offs.